Admission 8 pm Start 9 pm
Blue Shell Live:
Alternative Psycedelic Punk
Saint Agnes stand for honest lyrics, the intense and manipulated vocals of Kitty A. Austen and angry music designed to give a voice to those who are on the fringes rather than in the middle. As much band as gang, the fierce Brits want to encourage those who are battered and bruised yet refuse to give up. This is the common thread that runs through the new album "Bloodsuckers", the follow-up to their 2019 debut "Welcome To Silvertown". In the meantime, Saint Agnes could barely contain their energy, but were slowed down by a virus. However, the Brits defied it all the more with several singles, videos and EPs, rocking headline tours and festivals as often as they could. But only now, in 2023, are they back in full swing and defining exactly what it means to be a member of the Death or Glory gang. One thing's for sure, it has nothing to do with rule books or playing it safe. From the title track and lead single onwards, "Bloodsuckers" is a cross-genre work that takes in elements of metal, punk, industrial and grunge without committing to any particular style. But all eleven tracks here get straight to the point. A prime example of this is the collaboration with doom-trap provocateur Mimi Barks, who further fuels the chaos on the one-and-a-half-minute, sharp shock "Body Bag". Written in the months following the unexpected and untimely death of Austen's mother, the record explores a range of themes including mental health issues, pent-up anger, undying love and, of course, grief. From the titular trash-metal howler to the fractured ballad 'This Is Not The End', a poignant reflection of her still raw emotions, this is a call to all outsiders. Or as the singer herself explains: "Making this album gave me a reason to stand up when I wasn't sure I could. I tried to put everything I was feeling into the album, all the pain, the anger, the sadness, even the unexpected moments of beauty and faith. I hope it makes you feel less alone. I hope it makes you feel bigger, badder and stronger." Next spring, Saint Agnes will go on tour together with Monster Magnet, but already in February, our favorite vampires will be on the road as headliners.
The tour is presented by SLAM and Ox-Fanzine & livegigs.de.
An event by Prime Entertainment